ORS 106.010
Marriage as civil contract

  • age of parties

Marriage is a civil contract entered into in person by males at least 17 years of age and females at least 17 years of age, who are otherwise capable, and solemnized in accordance with ORS 106.150 (Form of solemnization). [Amended by 1965 c.422 §1; 1975 c.583 §1]

Source: Section 106.010 — Marriage as civil contract; age of parties, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors106.­html.

Notes of Decisions

Definition of marriage as contract “entered into” by males and females restricts marriage to contract between male and female. Li v. State of Oregon, 338 Or 376, 110 P3d 91 (2005)

Law Review Citations

10 WLJ 120 (1973); 36 WLR 503 (2000); 84 OLR 861 (2005)

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